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Ranges (3)

Do Wear:

  • Jeans or cargo pants.  You will need pockets.
  • A short sleeve or long sleeve t-shirt that tucks into your pants so that you can draw from the holster without any impediment
  • Appropriate footwear, sneakers, boots or other shoes used for hiking and walking over outdoor terrain
  • A sturdy belt that fits through your pant loops for your holster
  • A ball cap to protect your face from flying brass and sun

Don’t Wear:

  • Expensive clothes or jewelry
  • A tank top, low cut top, top with an open midriff
  • Shorts, skin tight jeans or pants where you can’t store ammunition in the pockets
  • flip flops, high heels, spike heels or any other shoes you would not wear for hiking.
  • A skinny fashion belt that is useless with a holster attached to it.

The outdoor range where we do our training is private property and not open to the public.  Contact us to register for a private session and you may train there under our supervision.


The indoor range we use for private sessions is…

Family Armory & Indoor Range, LLC.
11100 W County RD 72
Midland, TX 79707-4409

Tuesday – Sunday: 9:00AM – 9:00PM
Last shooter admitted one hour before closing.

http://fairdefense.com

 


Handgun License (7)

You may submit any supporting documents to the DPS in .pdf format here http://www.dps.texas.gov/rsd/contact/chlatt.aspx

Mail Including Payment:
Texas Department of Public Safety
PO Box 15888
Austin, TX 78761-5888

Mail Without Payment:
Texas Department of Public Safety
Concealed Handgun – MSC 0245
PO Box 4087
Austin, TX 78773-0001

 


You must go to a DPS approved fingerprint processing center.  In Midland it is…

The office of
Chiropractor Steven G. Sykes, DC
900 West Loop 250 North Suite D ,
Midland, TX 79705, 79705
(432) 687-5656

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The fingerprint processing fee is $9.95.

To see other locations go here http://www.identogo.com/FP/texas.aspx


To make the most of our class time, each student shoots the course at the same time on the firing line.  We do not believe students standing around waiting is class time well spent.

With that being said, we prefer for each student to have their own handgun.


Yes, there are two parts to the handgun license course, the shooting part and the classroom part.  The classroom is the longest.  You may complete the course on different day if you wish.


1. Complete our training course http://guardiantrainingagency.com/concealed-handgun-licensing   $100

Our fee for our LTC/CHL training course includes the required training to qualify for a CHL in Texas.  The instructors do not process applications or fingerprints; they simply provide the required training.

2. Complete your application to the DPS https://txapps.texas.gov/txapp/txdps/chl/           $140  (unless special conditions)

You may apply online before or after the LTC/CHL training course.  The $100 course fee does NOT cover the required administrative fee required by the Texas DPS to process your application which is an additional fee payable to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

3. Process your fingerprints to DPS http://www.identogo.com/FP/texas.aspx                  $9.95. fingerprint processing fee is


You may opt out from the shooting, but you are still required to attend the full course hours.

See Texas Government Code § 411.1881. Exemption from Instruction for Certain Persons

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this subchapter, a person may not be required to complete the range instruction portion of a handgun proficiency course to obtain a license issued under this subchapter if the person:

(1) is currently serving in or is honorably discharged from:

(A) the army, navy, air force, coast guard, or marine corps of the United States or an auxiliary service or reserve unit of one of those branches of the armed forces;  or

(B)  the Texas military forces, as defined by Section 437.001;  and

(2) has, within the five years preceding the date of the person’s application for the license, completed a course of training in handgun proficiency or familiarization as part of the person’s service with the armed forces or Texas military forces.

(b) The director by rule shall adopt a procedure by which a license holder who is exempt under Subsection (a) from the range instruction portion of the handgun proficiency requirement may submit a form demonstrating the license holder’s qualification for an exemption under that subsection.  The form must provide sufficient information to allow the department to verify whether the license holder qualifies for the exemption.


To receive a Handgun License, you must complete three things.

1. Complete our LTC / CHL training course http://guardiantrainingagency.com/concealed-handgun-licensing   $100

  • Our fee for our training course includes the training to qualify for a handgun license.  The instructors do not process applications or fingerprints; they simply provide the required training.

2. Complete your application to the DPS https://txapps.texas.gov/txapp/txdps/chl       $140  (unless special conditions)

  • You may apply online before or after the training course.  The $100 course fee does NOT cover the required administrative fee required by the Texas DPS to process your application which is an additional fee payable to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

3. Process your fingerprints to DPS http://www.identogo.com/FP/texas.aspx                  $9.95

  • Part of the application process involves submitting a set of electronic fingerprints by IdentoGO, they are the exclusive live scan fingerprinting provider for the Texas Department of Public Safety. The fingerprint processing fee is $9.95.
  • You may pay for the fingerprints online with a credit card or at the fingerprint location, payment must be made by check or money order, they do not accept cash. The fingerprint locations in Texas can be found here.

About Us (4)

We are a small firearms training company with certified and experienced instructors in Midland, Texas. Our instructor`s backgrounds consist of law enforcement, military and civilian. We maintain a private range so we can have the freedom to conduct our training as realistic and relevant as possible.

Our instructor`s bios can be found here.


privaterange

Some of the training topics we provide include…

  • Private training at our range
  • Handgun licensing
  • Home safety
  • Tactical Handgun
  • Pick up where CHL class left off
  • Shooting Fundamentals Refresher
  • Intro to Movement and shooting
  • Concealed Carry
  • Unorthodox shooting positions
  • Shooting in crowded areas
  • Low light shooting
  • Shooting around vehicles

The best way to contact us is through our contact form on our website.  An email is immediately sent to our office and cell phones.  Us having your contact information and your inquiry already available on our phones makes our reply to your inquiry sooner and better prepared.


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We currently accept  cash, checks and major credit cards. Payment with credit cards are subject to additional processing fee.


Courses (9)

To make the most of our class time, each student shoots the course at the same time on the firing line.  We do not believe students standing around waiting is class time well spent.

With that being said, we prefer for each student to have their own handgun.


You can find a schedule to our Handgun License courses here.

You will have to make an appointment for any other training  here.

 


We can provide Private Training for any amount of students however, if it is a Private Handgun License class we do require a minimum.

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For the highest quality of training and safety, we must limit our courses to a manageable size.  If the course date you are wanting is fully booked, we may add you to a cancellation list by contacting us and requesting to be on the cancellation list  . Cancellations occur from time to time.


To receive a Handgun License, you must complete three things.

1. Complete our LTC / CHL training course http://guardiantrainingagency.com/concealed-handgun-licensing   $100

  • Our fee for our training course includes the training to qualify for a handgun license.  The instructors do not process applications or fingerprints; they simply provide the required training.

2. Complete your application to the DPS https://txapps.texas.gov/txapp/txdps/chl       $140  (unless special conditions)

  • You may apply online before or after the training course.  The $100 course fee does NOT cover the required administrative fee required by the Texas DPS to process your application which is an additional fee payable to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

3. Process your fingerprints to DPS http://www.identogo.com/FP/texas.aspx                  $9.95

  • Part of the application process involves submitting a set of electronic fingerprints by IdentoGO, they are the exclusive live scan fingerprinting provider for the Texas Department of Public Safety. The fingerprint processing fee is $9.95.
  • You may pay for the fingerprints online with a credit card or at the fingerprint location, payment must be made by check or money order, they do not accept cash. The fingerprint locations in Texas can be found here.

privaterange

Some of the training topics we provide include…

  • Private training at our range
  • Handgun licensing
  • Home safety
  • Tactical Handgun
  • Pick up where CHL class left off
  • Shooting Fundamentals Refresher
  • Intro to Movement and shooting
  • Concealed Carry
  • Unorthodox shooting positions
  • Shooting in crowded areas
  • Low light shooting
  • Shooting around vehicles

When you register for a course using our Registration page, we will add you to the class roster and send you a confirmation email with additional details about the course.  If you didn’t not receive an email from us it usually means…

  1. the email ended up in your SPAM folder.
  2. you gave us the wrong email during the registration.
  3. our email was overlooked with your other emails in your inbox.

It`s a good idea to contact us again if you have not heard from us regarding a course you registered for.


You may register for a course, private training or to redeem a Gift Certificate by going to our Register page.

Please include…

  • name
  • email address
  • phone number
  • requested date of training

 

 


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We currently accept  cash, checks and major credit cards. Payment with credit cards are subject to additional processing fee.


Private Training (2)

We can provide Private Training for any amount of students however, if it is a Private Handgun License class we do require a minimum.

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privaterange

Some of the training topics we provide include…

  • Private training at our range
  • Handgun licensing
  • Home safety
  • Tactical Handgun
  • Pick up where CHL class left off
  • Shooting Fundamentals Refresher
  • Intro to Movement and shooting
  • Concealed Carry
  • Unorthodox shooting positions
  • Shooting in crowded areas
  • Low light shooting
  • Shooting around vehicles

Gift Certificates (1)

Gift-Certificate

If you would like to purchase a Gift Certificate contact us using our page to set up the details for delivery.  Our Certificates our beautifully custom designed on cardstock and can not be emailed or reprinted.

If you would like to redeem a Gift Certificate you received look on our website and find some training you would like to receive or contact us for Private Training.

 


General (5)

The Texas DPS website has a page on about Frequently Asked Questions about Handgun Licensing here


The best way to contact us is through our contact form on our website.  An email is immediately sent to our office and cell phones.  Us having your contact information and your inquiry already available on our phones makes our reply to your inquiry sooner and better prepared.


You may register for a course, private training or to redeem a Gift Certificate by going to our Register page.

Please include…

  • name
  • email address
  • phone number
  • requested date of training

 

 


You can but, since we are usually preoccupied, we may not see your message in a timely manner.


A summary of new laws including Open Carry that passed in the 84th Legislative Session that impact Handgun Licensing can be found on the Texas Department of Public Safety website here.

Download the all the 2015 -2016 Texas License to Carry a Handgun Laws and Selected Statues (CHL-16) (revised) here .


Holsters (2)

A holster is not required to take a training course.  However, depending on what type of training you receive, we believe practicing dangerous encounters with your handgun under stress is very important so a holster should be part of the training.


Holsters should be specifically made to our handgun make and model. Good retention is a must so the gun cannot simply fall out of the holster. Do a little research and find out with type of holster want for before you head out to a local sporting goods store. There are several styles to choose from.

SK Arms in Midland has good quality holsters.

If you know exactly which holster you want, online purchases are a good deal. We always read the reviews and stick with good name brands like Raven Concealment Systems, G-Code, INCOG, Safariland, Crossbreed and Alien Gear.